17 Teacher Hacks to Make the End of the School Year Easier

Genius ideas that make these last days manageable and even joyful.

end-of-year teacher hacks

These last days of school can be difficult, but we know you’ll hang in there. To help, we collected great tips and teacher hacks to make your classroom cleaner, your students happier, and your summer a little closer. These end-of-year teacher hacks will give you more time to enjoy all those great little classroom moments that you love about teaching.


1. Because you can’t take the arguing any longer.


2. Because they know by now.


3. Because you wish you would’ve thought of this about seven months ago.


4. Because you’re so over clean-up time.


5. Because May always brings flowers.

Fan flowers and a rolled up letter for Mothers Day. 🌸🌻🌼

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6. Because you never had the time to bake anyway.


7. Because you’d rather be at the beach.


8. Because you’ve tried every other way to assign partners.


9. Because everyone’s excited for summer (and it’s always a good day to pop a balloon).


10. Because math (but really just to get them to clean the tables for the end of the year).


11. Because this makes our hearts melt.


12. Because you do adore them and are going to miss them.

The kids loved these! Little going away gifts! #teachersgift #studentgifts #persinalisedbookmark #bubbles #giftsforkids

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13. Because it might help you keep your sanity, which is wearing thin.


14. Because you also never had time to makeover your house.


15. Because we have to conserve when it’s the end of the year.


16. Because you are NOT buying another box.

26 boxes of Kleenex gone in a school year! #teacherhacks#cleverclassroom#iteachfirst

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17. Because … this … we just need more of this.


Stacy Tornio

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Stacy Tornio is a senior editor with WeAreTeachers. Nearly everyone in her family is a teacher. So she decided to be rebellious and write about teachers instead.

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